...creating the right environment:

Horizontal Screening one of the essential ingredients for today's grower. The use of thermal / shade screens is the best way of achieving this. Cloth types vary tremendously, ranging from:

  • Open weave material, allowing the air to flow through the cloth material, providing a range of shade values, yet low energy saving
  • Closed weave material, offering a range of shade values, but also good energy saving
  • Energy saving material, which gives high heat saving, yet virtually no shade properties
  • Blackout material for day length control, whilst still having energy & shading properties, this material is commonly used in conjunction with supplementary lighting.
  • All cloth types are fire retardant to meet with current requirements Some growers have more than one screening system, (one energy & one shade), to help reduce energy costs.
    There are two types of operating systems available for horizontal screening; Rack & Pinion or a Wire Driven system. The Wire Driven system offers advantages for large glasshouse installations, especially blackout screening, as it offers a delay mechanism to ensure complete closure of the screen.

    Vertical Screening

    Roll tube screens have become very popular for providing shade to end & side walls, as well as making a convenient form of partitioning to create different compartments and are available as single or twin rolling system
    Operated via a tubular motor, the screen cloth is a thicker material to that found in a horizontal screening system.
    Roll screens can also be used in the roof of wide span glasshouses.
    For more information or any questions you may have, please feel free to drop us an e-mail or, if preferred give us call.

    Apex Screening

    Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd can supply & install Apex screens within your glasshouse
    Designed to assist with energy saving in the glasshouse
    A non-moving Triangular section of foil screening installed across the glasshouse width within the apex of the roof
    Designed to work in conjunction with lower horizontal screens to maximise heat retention and restrict cold air movement.